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  1. Blatter to Asian delegates: “The World Cup 2022 will be played in Qatar”

    Dec 1, 2014, 10:52 AM EST

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    Perhaps the “where” is out of the way, but the when and how remain.

  2. English official compares 2018, 2022 World Cup bidding to “Wild West”

    Nov 16, 2014, 5:14 PM EST

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    Robertson got the job in 2010, while the process was going on, and his initial questions as to how England’s bid was going were met with an interesting response.

  3. More reports of slave-like conditions in Qatar World Cup cities could turn heat up on FIFA

    Nov 7, 2014, 3:42 PM EST

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    While the report doesn’t say that workers are building World Cup stadia, it does deepen previous reports of civil rights issues in Qatar.

  4. European clubs propose later domestic Cup finals, April-May World Cup in 2022

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

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    The proposed moves would leave only 10 days prep time before the World Cup began, and would also alter the UEFA Champions League schedule.

  5. Top European clubs prefer to play Qatar World Cup in May

    Oct 24, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

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    The European Club Association includes at least one club from every nation in UEFA and includes Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.

  6. FIFA official advocates late night start times for World Cup in Qatar

    Oct 21, 2014, 8:23 AM EST

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    Harold Mayne-Nicholls’ plan would be a boon for US television viewers, but would it sit well with the players?

  7. IOC: Winter switch for World Cup 2022 wouldn’t clash with Olympics

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

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    Awesome news all around, as Sepp Blatter has assured the International Olympic Committee that a winter World Cup in 2022 wouldn’t clash with the Games.

  8. Researchers arrested after looking into labor conditions in Qatar

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:51 AM EST

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    A British authority representative had transferred a message from Upadhyaya to his family saying: “I am well, I have been well looked after and I will be home soon.”

  9. Qatar/Russia World Cup bidding investigation delayed until September

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    The findings were due in late July, but will have to wait. Will Qatar and Russia hold onto their World Cup hosting duties?

  10. Shattered glass: Hotel mirror paid the price when Bill Clinton found out about Qatar 2022

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:39 PM EST

    Former President Bill Clinton speaks to gathered participants at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    The former president took his frustrations out in his Zurich hotel room.

  11. Report: Barcelona staple Xavi set for move to Qatar

    Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    At Barcelona his entire 16-year career, the 34-year-old Xavi is set to move on to play in Qatar.

  12. Sepp Blatter claims Qatar bribery claims are fueled by racism

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:47 PM EST

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    “It really makes me sad,” Blatter said (Cue: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).

  13. FIFA sponsors have taken note of corruption allegations – is the added pressure good or bad?

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EST

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    Major sponsors have told FIFA they expect a thorough investigation of the corruption allegations, but it would seem all they really want is good publicity.

  14. Qatar drops number of 2022 World Cup stadiums by four

    Apr 21, 2014, 6:36 PM EST

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    MLSSoccer.com reports that the last time a World Cup was played at eight or less venues was in Argentina for the 1978 tournament.

  15. Report: FIFA “seriously” considering moving the 2022 World Cup away from Qatar

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:51 AM EST

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    On the heels of a human rights report counting the death toll at 400 immigrant workers already, there may be some grumblings within FIFA to move the venue before it’s too late.

  16. Amnesty International report yet another reminder that Qatar can be horrible, horrible place

    Nov 17, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

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    Among other abuses, 90 percent of Qatar’s 1.35 million foreign workers have their passports withheld by employers.

  17. FIFA on 2022 World Cup: No decision before 2014 tournament

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:45 AM EST

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad hold a copy of the World Cup trophy after the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. The event marked the first time a World Cup finals was awarded to a nation in the Middle East - the second time the event will take place in the Asian confederation (Japan-South Korea 2002).

    A task force has been set up by FIFA to investigate when the World Cup can take place. Winter or Summer?

  18. Qatar World Cup horror, as 4,000 migrants could be ‘worked to death’

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    As reports suggest almost 1 million migrants are flocking to Qatar to help build facilities for 2022 World Cup, many could die in “appalling labor abuses”:

  19. FIFA rejects Australia’s plea for $43 million compensation for failed World Cup bid

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:17 PM EST

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter addresses the media in Zurich

    Shocking news, more people are angry at FIFA for moving the 2022 World Cup to the winter. Especially when there’s a LOT of money involved.

  20. ‘Mistake': Sepp Blatter confesses possible Qatar 2022 error

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:53 PM EST

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    FIFA’s president became the latest person to use “mistake” in reference to Qatar 2022, though a solution to the climate problem seems close.

  21. FIFA taskforce to recommend pressuring Russia, Qatar over anti-homosexuality laws

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

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    FIFA’s new anti-discrimination taskforce will ask the broader body to turn up the heat.

  22. Blatter expects FIFA executive committee to approve winter 2022 World Cup

    Aug 25, 2013, 12:20 PM EST

    FIFA President Blatter attends a news conference at the Home of FIFA in Zurich

    A schedule shift for 2022 is coming. As is the fight over it.

  23. Tributes pour in for Ecuadorian striker Christian Benitez following his tragic death

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

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    Chucho’s death still sinking in, as people across the globe struggle to come to terms with his passing.

  24. FIFA Executive Committee member: Qatar World Cup a “blatant mistake”

    Jul 24, 2013, 5:35 PM EST

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    Another prominent FIFA figure has spoken out against Qatar 2022, though he may have gone a little too far.

  25. Qatar set to purchase 118 tanks to prepare for 2022 World Cup

    Jul 14, 2013, 11:57 AM EST

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    Qatar is set to purchase 118 Leopard tanks and 16 tank howitzers from Germany in preparation for hosting the 2022 World Cup.

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